Akhtar Nawab's lovely little restaurant, Elettaria, is now offering a Recession Special in celebration of their one year birthday. Sunday through Wednesday, $33 will get you a special 3-course tasting menu and for another $8 you get two pours of their red or white sangria or rum punch. I not only love this restaurant and its awfully handsome chef, but they're also known for their incredibly potent potables. Is it 5:00 yet?
33 W8th St. (at MacDougal)